DUNBAR, THOMAS

State of North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Book 3, page 7
15 Nov 1841


In the name of God amen. I Thomas Dunbar of the County of Tyrrel and State of N. Carolina Farmer being of sound mind & perfict memory do make & publish this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking & making void all Wills by me at any time heretofore made-

First- I direct that my body be decently intered and as regard, the worldly estate which it hath pleased God to entrust me with I despose of in manner following- I direct that my belove wife have the plantation whereon I live during her life time and afterwards to be the property of my son Benjamin Dunbar- I also leave to my beloved wife one bed & furniture my family bible and all the rest of my books except my account book my cupboard & crockery and all the kitchen firnature my mare one cow all my bees all my hogs & all my sheep- I also direct that my beloved son James Dunbar be paid five dollars by my executors as soon after my decease as conveniant I also leave my beloved daughter Abagail Broughton 31 acres of land known by the name of the Broughton I also leave unto my beloved son John Dunbar five dollars to be paid him in cash as soon after my decease as convenient by my executors- I also leave unto my beloved daughter Sarah Gibson one piece of land running along my land whereon I live to the back line of the patent thence along the back line to her own thence Westwordly to her own line I also leave to my son William Dunbar 100 acres of land lying to the northwest of Franklin Dunbars- I also leave to my beloved son Thomas Dunbar 50 acres of land more or less square with his land to the back line of the deed. I also leave to my beloved son Thurrier Dunbar all the lands in the deed above William Dunbars undisposed of- I also leave unto my beloved son Franklin Dunbar five dollars in cash to be paid by my exr. As soon after my decese as convenient. I also leave to my belove daughter Elizabeth Brown the land lying between William & Ivy Cahoon from Sarah Gibsons line to the back line of the patent down to the old plantation line I also leave to my beloved son Silas Dunbar one bed and firnature- I also leave to my beloved daughter Delilah 71 acres of land know by the name of the John Gibson land lying on the south side of the old ditch Dunbar one bed & firnature one set of silver table spoons & one set of tea spoons- I also leave to my beloved son Benjamin Dunbar the old plantation wheron I now live and square with it to the back line of the patent after the death of my wife I also give to my beloved son Benjamin a tract of land lying between my aforesaid sons 10 acres more or less one bed & furniture all of my farming tools all of my blacksmith tools & all of my carpenters tools one yoke of young oxen one cow & yearling & one cross cut saw I also leave to my beloved daughter Nancy Dunbar one tract of land known by the name of the Norris land beginning on Benjamin Dunbars running East along said Benjamins line to my back patent line thence along the back line to Elizabeth Browns line thence up to the old patent line thence along the old patent line to the first station one bed & furniture one mahogany table one cow & heifer & one dressing glass- I also leave to my beloved grand son Thomas son of James Dunbar 50 acres of land lying on the back of all my lands beginning in my large patent line I also give to my grandson Thomas Brown son of Thadeous Brown one hundred acres of land down the canal known by the name of the long ridge land- I also leave to my beloved son John Dunbar one hundred acres of land lying down the can known by the name of the long ridge land- I also leave to my beloved son Turner Dunbar eight acres of land more or less lying on the lake side between James Dunbars and the said Turner but the timber on the above mentioned 8 acres of land is to be for the use of the plantation whereon I now live and after my decease to by used by my son Benjamin Dunbar and also I do make and ordain my beloved sons John Dunbar and Benjamin Dunbar executors to this my last Will and Testatment in witness whereof I Thomas Dunbar the testator have hereunto set my hand & seal to this my last will & Testament written on one sheet of paper this 15th of November in the year of Lord 1841-

Thomas Dunbar (Seal)

Signed sealed & declared in the prescence of us
who have subscribed in the presents of each other-

Jesse Sikes
Burkett Sawyer


State of North Carolina
Tyrrell County court-
April term 1844.

The last will & testament of Thos. Dunbar Decd. was exhibited in open court & proved by the oath of Jesse Sikes a subscribing witness thereto who swore that sd. Dunbar was of sound desposing mind & memory at the time he signed said will.

Jos. Alexander Clk.


Recorded 16th. Of May 1844-


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